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US-Bangla Airlines gets ISAGO certificate

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US-Bangla Airlines, leading private airlines in Bangladesh, has recently received the admired certificate of registration from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its outstanding ground handling services. IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) has been recognized US-Bangla for maintaining high standard in ground handling services. This recognition will further strengthen our position in the aviation industry. US-Bangla Airlines Limited has been registered under the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations program (ISAGO), covering the following disciplines: Organization and Management, Load Control, Passenger and Baggage Handling, Aircraft Handling and Loading, Aircraft Ground Movement and Cargo and Mail Handling. This certificate of registration will p...
A discussion meeting on palliative care was held with volunteers at the Bandar

A discussion meeting on palliative care was held with volunteers at the Bandar

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A discussion meeting on palliative care was held with community volunteers at Study Kindergarten and High School of Bandar Upazila of Narayanganj on Wednesday (June 12) at 3 pm. Organized by AYAT Education, this meeting was organized with the aim of motivating the volunteers of Bandar Upazila with community-based palliative care activities and involving them in the welfare work of the project under the 'Compassionate Narayanganj' project. Kabir Hossain, Adviser of Bandar Press Club spoke at the meeting under the facilitation of Sumit Banik, project coordinator of AYAT Education. Babu Charwar, Director of Lions Club of Dhaka-Narayanganj City,  A. Jalil Bhuia, Director of Study Kinder Garden,  Md Hasan Hafizur Rahman, Compassionate Narayanganj Project’s Field Officer, Zakaria Hossain, Pre...
TOAB demands continuation of existing VAT exemption

TOAB demands continuation of existing VAT exemption

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The Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) today called for the continuation of the existing VAT exemption on tour operator services, which is planned to be withdrawn in the proposed national budget announced on June 6. TOAB came up with the demand at a press conference held at the Nasrul Hamid Auditorium, Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU). In this context, TOAB President Md. Rafeuzzaman, also the chairman of the FBBCI Travel, Tour and Hospitality Standing Committee, demanded the continuation of the existing VAT benefits for tour operators to further develop the tourism industry. Rafeuzzaman said VAT is provided while renting a hotel room, purchasing a transport ticket, paying a meal bill at a restaurant, and purchasing tickets for various tourist attractions and amusement parks. I...
Lower Income Group’s Health Protection Neglected in Proposed Budget 

Lower Income Group’s Health Protection Neglected in Proposed Budget 

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To protect the next generation from the deadly grasp of tobacco and to reduce the number of new tobacco users, Dhaka Ahsania Mission has demanded an increase in the price of tobacco products in line with inflation. This demand was made at an event titled 'Post-Budget Reaction: Tobacco Pricing and Taxation,' held on Monday (June 10, 2024) at the Meeting Room of Health Sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission. The keynote paper was delivered by Iqbal Masud, Director of the Health and WASH Sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission. He pointed out that in recent years, the prices of essential goods have increased significantly, but the prices of tobacco products have not risen at the same rate. Moreover, the rate of tobacco tax increases in Bangladesh is comparatively much lower than in neighboring countries....
Media can play vital role to explore potential of Haor, wetland

Media can play vital role to explore potential of Haor, wetland

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Speakers at a workshop have said that the Haor and wetlands of Bangladesh have immense potential for strengthening the country’s economy. If the Haor and wetlands of the country come under proper management and the resources of the reservoirs can be used properly, Bangladesh will advance economically. The country will move forward in many other ways. However, the prospects and problems of Haor and wetland should be covered in mass media properly for the way-out. Delivering his presidential speech at the event, Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Director General (additional secretary) of the Department of Bangladesh Haor & Wetlands Development; said that the role of mass media and journalists is essential to exploit the immense potential of Haor and wetland. He called upon the media and journalists ...
Policy support now needed to implement Smart Bangladesh

Policy support now needed to implement Smart Bangladesh

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The business leaders of the national trade organizations related to information technology sector (ICT) sector expressed gratitude and thanks on behalf of the entrepreneurs of the entire ICT to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for extending the tax exemption period of the ICT sector by three years in the budget of the FY 2024-25 announced by the government. Besides, they said policy support is needed now to achieve self-reliance in this sector. The Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), Bangladesh Association of Contact Center & Outsourcing (BACCO), Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) and E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (E-CAB) have jointly organized the press conference at BASIS Auditorium in Dhaka. BASIS President Russe...
Embassy Cup Cricket Carnival 2024 Kicks Off in Dhaka

Embassy Cup Cricket Carnival 2024 Kicks Off in Dhaka

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The first ever 'Embassy Cricket Carnival-2024' rolls on 7 June, Friday at the Bashundhara Sporting Complex. The two-day long cricket bonanza is being organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in association with Gameplay Ltd. Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen inaugurated the event as the Chief Guest in presence of the officials from participating resident missions in Dhaka. The tournament features 16 teams from various International Organizations and Foreign Embassies and High Commissions competing in a friendly cricket tournament. This exciting event serves as a platform for fostering camaraderie and building stronger relationships between the diplomatic community and international organizations in Bangladesh. While the T20 World cup is being held at ...
Oxfam Urges to Form National Climate Risk Insurance Technical Group

Oxfam Urges to Form National Climate Risk Insurance Technical Group

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Oxfam in Bangladesh urged government to take necessary steps to establish a Climate-Risk Insurance (CRI) technical working group for farmers involving relevant ministries, departments, private sector and service provers. Also proposed to regulate and operate climate insurance initiatives to be in favour and reduction of 15% VAT, claim payment within 30 days for affected farmers. This discussion arose during a meeting on Thursday afternoon in Dhaka, organized by Oxfam in Bangladesh. The event, titled "Navigating Challenges: A Series of Dialogues on Climate Risk Insurance in Bangladesh" included the Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA), the Financial Institution Division (FID), and the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE). Before the discussion, Oxfam and the Wor...
UCB holds skill development training for agri-entrepreneurs in Meherpur

UCB holds skill development training for agri-entrepreneurs in Meherpur

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A day-long training was held today at the Shilpakala Academy Auditorium in Meherpur district by the United Commercial Bank PLC (UCB) to improve the skills of entrepreneurs working in the agriculture, livestock and fisheries sectors. A total of 135 entrepreneurs from 3 upazilas of the district participated in the training. Mohammad Shah Alam Bhuiyan, Deputy Managing Director of the bank, was the chief guest of the program while Rezaul Karim Siddique, presenter of BTV's agriculture-based show 'Mati O Manush' and an agricultural analyst, was present as the special guest. In the speech of the chief guest, Mohammad Shah Alam Bhuiyan said, "UCB is working through the 'Bhoroshar Notun Janala' project for extending the scopes of commercial agriculture and develop skills of agricultural entrepren...
The GENKI Program of Grameen Euglena Marks Its 10th Anniversary

The GENKI Program of Grameen Euglena Marks Its 10th Anniversary

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Euglena Co., Ltd. proudly celebrated the 10th anniversary of the GENKI Program, an initiative of Grameen Euglena a joint venture between Euglena Co., Ltd. of Japan and Grameen Krishi foundation, dedicated to improving the nutritional wellbeing of children in Bangladesh. The event, held at Telecom Bhaban, Mirpur-1, Dhaka, brought together esteemed partners, children, and distinguished guests to commemorate this significant milestone. The Program was chaired by Mr. Mitsuru Izumo, President and Founder of Euglena Co., Ltd. Professor Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Laureate, was chief guest of this Program. His Excellency Mr. Kiminori Iwama, Honorable Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh attended as special guest of this Event. The chief of JICA and JETRO were present at the ceremony. The pr...